Sell Custom Shopping Baskets on WooCommerce
Walmart has done it. Woolworths has done it. Even Big Bazaar has done it! Online grocery stores are most definitely here and they are here to stay.
However, to ensure that the online customer has an equally great shopping experience as the real customer, the regular, ‘Select Product -> Add to Cart -> Checkout’ process is not always enough.
You can hardly expect the customer to spend an hour browsing through the hundred different products on your website; if they had that kind of time, they wouldn’t be shopping online!
So, what do you do to make sure that your customers find what they need, quickly and easily? The answer is simple; you create custom grocery baskets for your WooCommerce store, using the Custom Product Boxes plugin.
How’s that possible?
The way the plugin works, the custom grocery basket can be linked to a specific number of products that your customers can pick and choose from. All you have to do is create the cart, assign the products that can be added, specify the size of the cart, and let the shopper do the rest!
It all depends on the size of your grocery cart. Assign 10, 20, 50 products; the choice is yours! You can sort the products by department, like snacks, beverages, breakfast and cereal, grains, fruit, bakery products and more, or even by application, like party food, home and entertainment, health and beauty, events, etc. This will help the customers find all that they need at one place, which in turn will facilitate quicker shopping.
Need something more customized?
How about creating shopping lists, like an ‘All in One Monthly Groceries List’, or a ‘Getting Started List’? There are so many options; by food preferences, seasonal foods, previous purchases, featured products, and even shortest delivery times.
Another great idea? Why not create custom grocery carts according to recipes? Your customers will simply add all that they require for that recipe from the said section and checkout in a matter of minutes!
Once you have linked all the products, based on the different categories, to each of these carts, the customer can pull up any of these sections and order products as they desire. In fact, they can even jump across departments to add products to the same shopping cart!
The key here is the customer’s choice. They retain the ability to choose the products according to their preferences, from the options you offer, which assures a smooth and user-friendly shopping experience.
What about the cost?
Each custom grocery cart can be priced variably using the Custom Product Boxes plugin. You can set a fixed base price for the cart or calculate the cost dynamically, based on the groceries purchased.
Need an edge? You can easily create special offers and add discounts to product bundles. Set up offers like ‘Buy 2 Get 1 Free’ or offer percentage and fixed price discounts to increase sales. You can even set up limited duration offers or featured products to broker a great deal!
What else can the plugin do?
Well, the plugin has plenty of features apart from those mentioned above; you can check out the entire list here. However, let us focus on those that our grocery shop can specifically make use of.
Custom Product Boxes incorporates a scroll lock feature which keeps the shopping cart fixed at the top of the page. This is especially useful for grocery shopping on account of the large number of items involved. The scroll lock ensures that the customer need not waste time scrolling back and forth between the product pages and the cart.
Adding and Removing Products
The customers can add and remove products easily from the grocery cart which is visible at the top of the page.
The plugin lets the customer checkout half-filled carts, without any issues. This is to set off the fixed quantity constraint that custom product boxes might usually have.
The Custom Product Boxes plugin manages your inventory completely at the backend, keeping track of all the products in stock and those not. It automatically displays the ‘Out of Stock’ sign for the corresponding products or even hides them completely (depending on the settings). You need not fret over managing the inventory manually anymore!
Is it really that simple?
Yes! The Custom Product Boxes plugin for WooCommerce helps you set up customized grocery carts on your localized online store, in no time. Create as many carts as necessary, add products, set the price, and start selling!